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Glutathione And Diabetes
Increase blood sugar: Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin.( a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potentially diabetic patients during treatment with niacin; adjustment of diet and/or antidiabetic therapy may be necessary. See your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more
If diabetics have low total antioxidant status and elevated oxidative stress, and I'm pre-diabetic, should I get my serum GSH and MDA levels checked?
Functional nutrition: You ask very good questions and it appears that you have some understanding of functional nutrition. You are considering these markers that are considered evaluations of "upstream" medicine and looking at your possible risks down the road. These markers aren't easy to interpret and it takes a health provider that really understands this type of medicine, called "functional medicine". ...Read more
I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?
Insulin pump: At age 40 you should not need an Insulin pump. Please see your doctor about this. At age 40 it is unlikely that you need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse to help you gradually lose your blood sugar level until you no longer have diabetes Will take some time but quite necessary! ...Read more
2 birds, 1 stone : Insulin is the main hormone necessary to keep blood sugar from going high. It brings glucose into cells for fuel. With Insulin deficiency the cells can't get their fuel properly and sugar levels in blood increase. Insulin is also one of the hormones necessary in fat metabolism. Insulin deficiency will negatively impact fat storage and metabolism resulting in increase of free fatty acids, etc. ...Read more
My mother aged 52 has diabetes and urinary tract infection.her sugar levels are high and not in control with insulin,food .how to reduce suger levels?
How does alcohol increase the chances of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients taking insulin or other hypoglycemic agents?
EtOH & hypoglycemia: Drinking alcohol heavily while not eating, can block your liver from releasing needed glucose into your bloodstream. This results in low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. It could be magnified in diabetic patients when their blood sugars are being driven down by hypoglycemic agents and/or insulin. ...Read more
Do statins have any role in increasing serum creatinine? I well controlled DM type2 on oral antidiabetics and Hypertension controlled Ca channel block
Maybe at high doses: LIMITED data has suggested that statins at higher doses, i.e. more than 40 mg simvastatin a day, might contribute to acute renal failure. This is counter intuitive because, in general, the effects of statins would be very favorable for those at risk for renal failure, such as yourself, with Type2 DM & hypertension. Most experts still recommend statins in this situation unless pt on dialysis. ...Read more
Is it ok to take l-arginine vitamins and folate (folic acid) to improve erections if I have hbp, controlled by meds and with stage 3 kidney disease?
What's a good vitamin or supplement for diabetic, hbp, high cholesterol patient that will with appetite suppressing.
The wonder vit: You are looking for the miracle vitamin or supp;ement which to the best od my knowledge does not exist. ...Read more
Male, 29, diabetic (MODY Hba1c 6.5 kidneys liver heart OK. Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) then metformin only at night). Heard Serbian ginseng good for fatigue and sugar?
Does metformin regulate glucose made by liver? What's best way to treat diabetics, control liver glucose production or pancreatic insulin production?
Yes but there's more: One of metformin's actions is reducing liver glucose production. It also helps improve the body's use of insulin, aka Insulin sensitivity. This is key to long term health with diabetes. Eating smart, exercise, and keeping to a good weight also help. Metformin is our usual first choice & meds that increase pancreatic Insulin production are not , but you & your doc must pick what's best for you. ...Read more
Kidney and growth: While growth hormone will not improve kidney disease and is a diabetogenic medication, we use it in children who have poor growth due to renal failure. It helps to promote longitudinal growth in such patients who would otherwise be small. The use of hgh in children with growth failure secondary to kidney failure is fda approved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Cut sugars and starc: I assume you are tlaking about the endpoint of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes. It is essential to go low carb as much as possible. Foods that raise blood sugar quickly, are called high glycemic index foods. You can google these. You need to avoid them! this is important for a diabetic diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: As of yet there is no cure for dm. You can keep in under good control with few side effects if you follow your doctors advise closely and adhere to proper medication intake. ...Read more